October 02, 2004

Review of Poetry Slam

Overall, I think this was unique way of expressing poetry, so that the audience can the get feeling of how the character acted during that time span. A lot of people did a great job by showing their emotions, using hand gestures, and moving around the room. By observing how they presented, I understood what things I could do to improve for next time.

There are some presenters that I would like to comment. I really enjoyed Se-Ann Willam's presentation. She did a variety of voice changes that was suitable to the story, and she moved around the room, so the other classmates could view her. Also, the way she raised and lowered her voice was also appropriate for the story. Melissa Hagg also did a wonderful job presenting her poem "For Annie" by Poe. It was interesting how she analyzed the character in depth and told the story in Poe's point of view. I liked how she emphasized some the words in the story to get the point across. Finally, I would like to comment on Shanna DeFrances' poem. She performed very well. I liked how she brought in a rock, so that she could focus her emotions on the rock. She not only talked with the rock, she also had eye contact with the audience when she told the story. Everything was perfect in this presentation. She fulfilled all the requirements.

In conclusion, I hope that I can improve on my poetry presentation by getting some tips from other students. Also, I hope it will be less hectic, since papers will flying everywhere by returning it to the students. It should be more organized, so that everything can go with the flow.

Posted by NabilaUddin at October 2, 2004 05:06 PM

In response to your comment on my page, I would love to work on poems with you. It would be nice to have someone with which to share this dramtic reading flair. What is your major?

Posted by: Katie Aikins at October 5, 2004 02:47 PM


My major is Chemistry. It is hard for me to act out the poem, so I would feel comfortable with I present the poem with a partner, so I won't feel reluculant to speak up.


Posted by: Nabila Uddin at October 5, 2004 03:22 PM


Honey, you did a great job also!!! You had control when you were in front of our class. I could sense that you most certainly wanted to present your poem well. In order for the class to get total understanding and meaning, you used great levels of vocal variety, and yes, the body language was so there. I agree that everyone did a fine job with this assignment, and we all have learned what we can do and what we shouldn't do.


Posted by: Shanna DeFrances at October 6, 2004 10:10 AM


Thank You for your complements about my presentation. I am glad that you liked the techniques that I have used in my recitation.


Posted by: NabilaUddin at October 6, 2004 04:32 PM
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